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. our commitment has never been stronger. >>> president obama captured 55% of the women vote to win re-election. the national organization for women is pressing for the president to appoint women to have of his cabinet. they say there are plenty of qualified women to take those jobs. i'm joined by terry o'neil who is president of now. it's good to see you. >> good to see you. >> 22 cabinets currently in the obama administration, eight are female. 36%. we know that there will be a shakeup as there always is in a second term. why do you think the women -- the president needs to appoint more women? >> well, you know, the reality is study after study has shown that when women have a significant voice, whether it's a country or a state or a county or a town, that in fact what you see are more policies that actually help everyone. so more spending on education and health care lessen spending on weapon systems. that's kind of the big picture. and whether it's nurture or nature, who cares. the idea is that women really need to be at the table and we need to be at the table in large enough numbers that
romney agreed with obama, that taxes on the high-income folks had to go up. so the challenge on the republican side, and it is tough, is folks like kevin mccarthy did get elected. and in his district, his no-tax pledge worked for him. these guys are in a very tough spot because they know at the end of the day they're going to have to raise these taxes. but doing so will cause an immense amount of political pain. that's why in my view, it's probably likely that we won't get a deal before january 1st. but on january 3rd, the senate sends a bill over. where now we're voting on a bill to lower taxes. the norquist pledge becomes irrelevant. in fact, they comply with the norquist pledge by voting for a bill that would provide tax relief for 98% of americans. so i just think this is a very difficult political situation on the republican side. you know, the speaker clearly knows that revenues have to go up. and he doesn't have the leverage now. and we're back into brinksmanship politics. but bottom line, the cliff is really much more a slope, and we can act on this ideally before jan
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